In Certain Circles

In Certain Circles Author Elizabeth Harrower
ISBN-10 9781925095272
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 256
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Winner, Voss Literary Prize, 2015. In Certain Circles is the long-lost final novel by the internationally acclaimed author of The Watch Tower. Zoe Howard is seventeen when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met, a weird, irascible character out of some dense Russian novel. His sister, Anna, is shy and thoughtful, a little orphan. Zoe and Russell, Stephen and Anna: they may come from different social worlds but all four will spend their lives moving in and out of each other's shadow. Set amid the lush gardens and grand stone houses that line the north side of Sydney Harbour, In Certain Circles is an intense psychological drama about family and love, tyranny and freedom. Elizabeth Harrower was born in Sydney in 1928. Her first novel, Down in the City, was published in 1957, followed by The Long Prospect a year later. In 1960 she published The Catherine Wheel, the story of an Australian law student in London. The Watch Tower appeared in 1966. She is without doubt among the most important writers of the postwar period in Australia. 'In Certain Circles [is] a pin-sharp psychological drama about two pairs of siblings, set on the shores of Sydney Harbour. Harrower's searing, spare prose is breathtaking, as is her depiction of dashed promise and the gulf between the sexes.' Di Speirs, BBC Radio Books Editor 'Harrower was right about In Certain Circles being well written, but surely wrong to take its superb style for granted, as if mere literary muscle memory. Like the rest of her work, the novel is severely achieved: the coolly exact prose cannot be distinguished from the ashen exhaustion of its tragic fires...The book belongs with her best work, with The Watch Tower and The Long Prospect...[It] is more explicit than Harrower's earlier work about ideological tensions between men and women. It is also broader in scope and not as angry - wiser and less hopeless.' James Wood, New Yorker 'Harrower can pierce your heart.' Michael Dirda, Washington Post 'Harrower evokes the waste and futility of a decadent class with all the bite and poignancy of F Scott Fitzgerald.' Eimear McBride, New Statesman 'A scandalously overlooked writer.' Michelle de Kretser 'She is brilliant on power, isolation and class.' Ramona Koval, Australian 'In Certain Circles is subtle yet wounding, and very much alive.' Guardian Australia 'Reading In Certain Circles gave me the thrill that only comes from the work of a major novelist.' The Conversation 'Harrower's sparse prose is best read with careful concentration; it's easy to miss a brilliant observation or an original turn of phrase... An Australian novelist of extraordinary talent.' Readings 'Her insights into the nature of love, the role of women and the torsions of power in even the most ordinary relationship are bitter and sometimes cruel, wielded in the way that acute honesty may be, like a whip. Yet they are always delivered via the honeyed dipper of her prose.' Geordie Williamson, Monthly 'A coup...weirdly thrilling line by line...[its] dense and adult conversation crackles with a sense of moral urgency.' Delia Falconer, Australian ‘Masterful writing...this is a book that demands reading on its own terms, for its unflinching prose and the surgical precision with which it dissects these intertwined lives encircled by their differences.’ Newtown Review of Books ‘Harrower’s lost novel seems like a revelation, an insight into an Australian writer who is world-class and it is thrilling to discover her.’ M/C Reviews

Famous in Certain Circles

Famous in Certain Circles Author John T. Melick, Jr.
ISBN-10 0997408502
Release 2016-03-31
Pages 184
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Memoir of John T. Melick, Jr., musician and Big Band leader.

Heinrich von Veldeke und Ovid

Heinrich von Veldeke und Ovid Author Renate Kistler
ISBN-10 9783110935264
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 263
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Heinrich von Veldeke und Ovid has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Heinrich von Veldeke und Ovid also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Heinrich von Veldeke und Ovid book for free.

The Dark Blue

The Dark Blue Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951000727873U
Release 1862
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The Dark Blue has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Dark Blue also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Dark Blue book for free.


Glamorama Author Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN-10 9780330474146
Release 2010-12-10
Pages 496
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The centre of the world: 1990s Manhattan. Victor Ward, a model with perfect abs and all the right friends, is seen and photographed everywhere, even in places he hasn’t been and with people he doesn’t know. On the eve of opening the trendiest nightclub in New York history, he’s living with one beautiful model and having an affair with another. Now it’s time to move to the next stage. But the future he gets is not the one he had in mind. ‘A master stylist with hideously interesting new-fangled manners and the heart of an old-fashioned moralist’ Observer ‘Gets under the skin of our celebrity culture in a way that is both illuminating and frightening’ Daily Telegraph ‘Does for the cold, minimal ’90s what American Psycho did for the Wall Street greed of the ’80s. You name it, he manages to get it all in’ Vogue ‘Brilliant . . . He is fast becoming a writer of real American genius’ GQ

British Farmer s Magazine

British Farmer s Magazine Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555020469
Release 1875
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British Farmer s Magazine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from British Farmer s Magazine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full British Farmer s Magazine book for free.

The Twelfth Department

The Twelfth Department Author William Ryan
ISBN-10 9780230761278
Release 2013-05-23
Pages 320
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Hides some of Stalin's darkest secrets . . . Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger for Best Historical Crime Novel of the Year Shortlisted for the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year Moscow, 1937. Captain Korolev, a police investigator, is enjoying a long-overdue visit from his young son Yuri when an eminent scientist is shot dead within sight of the Kremlin and Korolev is ordered to find the killer. It soon emerges that the victim, a man who it appears would stop at nothing to fulfil his ambitions, was engaged in research of great interest to those at the very top ranks of Soviet power. When another scientist is brutally murdered, and evidence of the professors' dark experiments is hastily removed, Korolev begins to realise that, along with having a difficult case to solve, he's caught in a dangerous battle between two warring factions of the NKVD. And then his son Yuri goes missing . . . A desperate race against time, set against a city gripped by Stalin's Great Terror and teeming with spies, street children and Thieves, The Twelfth Department confirms William Ryan as one of the most compelling historical crime novelists at work today.

The Absurdity of Philosophy

The Absurdity of Philosophy Author Jeff Smith-Luedke
ISBN-10 9781435717053
Release 2008-08
Pages 204
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Jeff Smith-Luedke uses rudiments of logic and lingual philosophy. with broad strokes of reason, rationality and consistent argumentation, as well as anecdotes, humanism and descriptive word invention, to posit more specificity to our understanding of our language speaking history and condition.

The Other Side of Midnight

The Other Side of Midnight Author Simone St. James
ISBN-10 9781101621349
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 336
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London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she's been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter. Ellie doesn't contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can't refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria's secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics. As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria's life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria's circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Religious Actors and International Law

Religious Actors and International Law Author Ioana Cismas
ISBN-10 9780191021893
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 440
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This book assesses whether a new category of religious actors has been constructed within international law. Religious actors, through their interpretations of the religion(s) they are associated with, uphold and promote, or indeed may transform, potentially oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns. This study moves beyond the concern that religious texts and practices may be incompatible with international law, to provide an innovative analysis of how religious actors themselves are accountable under international law for the interpretations they choose to put forward. The book defines religious actors as comprising religious states, international organizations, and non-state entities that assume the role of interpreting religion and so claim a 'special' legitimacy anchored in tradition or charisma. Cutting across the state / non-state divide, this definition allows the full remit of religious bodies to be investigated. It analyses the crucial question of whether religious actors do in fact operate under different international legal norms to non-religious states, international organizations, or companies. To that end, the Holy See-Vatican, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and churches and religious organizations under the European Convention on Human Rights regime are examined in detail as case studies. The study ultimately establishes that religious actors cannot be seen to form an autonomous legal category under international law: they do not enjoy special or exclusive rights, nor incur lesser obligations, when compared to their respective non-religious peers. Going forward, it concludes that a process of two-sided legitimation may be at stake: religious actors will need to provide evidence for the legality of their religious interpretations to strengthen their legitimacy, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts.

The Law s Delay

The Law s Delay Author C. H. van Rhee
ISBN-10 9789050953887
Release 2004
Pages 398
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Papers from a conference organised by Maastricht University Faculty of Law on 24-25 April 2003.

Organizations and the Sustainability Mosaic

Organizations and the Sustainability Mosaic Author Sanjay Sharma
ISBN-10 9781847205544
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 303
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'Organizations and the Sustainability Mosaic is an inspired collection of papers by a distinguished group of scholars who have been thinking about these issues for many years. The editors have done an outstanding job of framing and focusing the discussion on a group of issues that will matter most as all businesses engage their sustainability challenges. Your thinking will be challenged, and rewarded, by the chapters of this book.' - James E. Post, Boston University, US The contributors to this book present research on crafting long-term ecological and societal solutions in order to achieve sustainability. The in-depth analyses explore the interactions among social, environmental, and development impacts of organizations at community, regional, national and global levels. In doing so they shed light on the way forward amidst the complexity of issues involved, referred to here as the sustainability mosaic.

The World s Strangest Unexplained Mysteries

The World s Strangest Unexplained Mysteries Author John Hawkins
ISBN-10 9781448864300
Release 2012-01
Pages 32
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Examines the world's most famous unexplained mysteries, including the Nazca Lines, Stonehenge, and Anastasia Romanov.

Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis

Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis Author Giulia Sfameni Gasparro
ISBN-10 9004072837
Release 1985-01-01
Pages 142
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Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis book for free.

Ethics Management and Mythology

Ethics  Management  and Mythology Author Michael Loughlin
ISBN-10 185775574X
Release 2002
Pages 279
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This text introduces a method of reasoning that is applicable to a vast range of practical problems. The author has set out to equip the reader with the knowledge to understand the nature and causes of the problems encountered and to recognize false solution.

Two Discourses on the Sin Danger and Remedy of Duelling

Two Discourses on the Sin  Danger  and Remedy of Duelling Author Peter Chalmers
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P003898962
Release 1822
Pages 260
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Two Discourses on the Sin Danger and Remedy of Duelling has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Two Discourses on the Sin Danger and Remedy of Duelling also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Two Discourses on the Sin Danger and Remedy of Duelling book for free.

Midnight s Orphans

Midnight s Orphans Author Glenn D'Cruz
ISBN-10 3039108484
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 265
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Anglo-Indians are the human legacy of European colonialism. These descendants of European men and Indian women regularly appear as disconsolate and degenerate figures in colonial and postcolonial literature, much to the chagrin of contemporary Anglo-Indians. Many significant writers, such as Rudyard Kipling, Maud Diver, John Masters, Salman Rushdie and Hari Kunzru, have created Anglo-Indian characters to represent the complex racial, social and political currents of India's colonial past and postcolonial present. This book is the first detailed study of Anglo-Indians in literature. Rather than simply dismissing the representation of Anglo-Indians in literary texts as offensive stereotypes, the book identifies the conditions for the emergence of these stereotypes through close readings of key novels, such as "Bhowani Junction, Midnight's Children "and" The Impressionist." It also examines the work of contemporary Anglo-Indian writers such as Allan Sealy and Christopher Cyrill. Presenting a persuasive argument against 'image criticism', the book underscores the importance of contextualizing literary texts, and makes a timely contribution to debates about 'mixed race' identities, minoritarian literature and interculturalism.